Whole New World: A Twisted Tale, A

Liz Braswell
What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney's Aladdin. When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.


Reviewed: 2015-09-12

I liked the idea of this book and for what it could have been. The plot twist was interesting but I wouldn't say it's shocking or overly creative. Considering that Liz had a whole pre-imagined world to work with the setting was nice but the characters lacked any real depth. Aladdin and Jasmine's relationship kind of just sprouted up out of nowhere as if she was relying to much on readers who are already familiar with the story so she didn't feel the need to have to build up their relationship. The dialogue is so poorly written that I found myself laughing at how ridiculous the characters sounded. I had high hopes for this book and I did like certain parts--I thought the ending was pretty good and unexpected--but overall I was disappointed.

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